With the snow fluttering from the northerly sky, the winter has set in with iconic seasonal scenery of pure white in the north of China, while Ceiba speciosa colors the campus of SCNU enchantingly pink in mellow southern China.

Back in 1985, Ceiba speciosa began its journey to southern China when Pan Jionghua, the former president of SCNU, received 15 seeds of Ceiba speciosa as a gift at an academic exchange in Southeast Asia. Cultivated by Professor Mo Ximu of the School of Life Sciences, Ceiba speciosa thrived at SCNU and became a must-see scenery on the campus. During the fall and winter, the floss silk tree warms up the cold air and keeps passers-by spellbound, warming the chilly days at SCNU with pink flames.


Pedestrians are immersed in a pink ocean of Ceiba speciosa.


Ceiba speciosa trees in full bloom on the Shipai campus.


Blossoming Ceiba speciosa around the botanical garden and the reflections in the water add radiance and beauty.


The flowers color the road with brilliant pink.


A stand of blossoming trees in front of the School of Psychology.


With the blue sky as the canvas, the dreamy pink blossoms picturesquely create a unique scene on the Shipai campus.


The sunlight embraces Ceiba speciosa, embellishing the Shipai campus together.


SCNU residents walk along the road with gorgeous pink Ceiba speciosa set off by light and shadow.


A butterfly is attracted by the seldom-seen white Ceiba speciosa.

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Clusters of blooming flowers beside the Teaching Building on the University Town campus.

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On the Nanhai campus, Ceiba speciosa trees are flowering in vivid light pink.

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Ceiba speciosa lights up the sky with bright pink flames together with the red brick building.


A student is recording this wonderful scene through painting.


SCNU residents are taking photos of the Ceiba speciosa.


The blossom adds a pink shade to the road.


Pink blossoms in the sunlight keep SCNUers spellbound.

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Dormitories on the Nanhai campus wrapped in pink and white flowers.


Student delightedly appreciates the stunning view under floss silk trees.


Ceiba speciosa is witnessing a lovely couple's romantic moment on the bridge.

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Flowers strikingly standing out against the sunny sky on the University Town campus.


Ceiba speciosa paints the world in a palette of pink and white.

Welcome to SCNU and enjoy a memorable Ceiba speciosa appreciation trip!

Source from SCNU News Center

Translated by Li Zhixuan, He Anqi

Proofread by Edwin Baak

Edited by Li Jianru

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